Description

This is my main PC, I use it for gaming, recording/streaming when I can, video editing, photo editing, and making music.

I bring it to local tournaments for 2 indie platform fighter, Rivals of Aether, and Slap City. I have not brought it to a tourney with the current case and PSU yet.

I got the SanDisk SSD when it was available new 2+ years ago, and it was around $50.

I got the Zotac 1070 ti used 9 months ago, it was a mining card, it was about $340.

I got the Ducky One 2 RGB TKL 3 months ago, it is $150.

I don't have the Razer Goliathus Speed Cosmic, I have the Medium Raindrop one. I got it about 5 years ago, it was $25.

I have a 32in Magnavox tv that I use as a second monitor, but I don't know how much it was, and I think I got it 6 to 7 years ago.

I also have speakers, one for tourneys, and one that stays home. I bring a Jam Trace Mini to tournaments, I think it was $25 when I got it. The speakers that stay home use a receiver, my receiver is a JVC RX-707V Dynamic Super A which is a hand-me-down. The speakers are 2 Fisher D-12 speakers (I think) that my dad got from a co-worker.

Other price differences:

Ryzen 5 2600, 10 months ago, $160.

NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2, 3 months ago, $145.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB 3200, 10 months ago, $140.

Razer Naga Trinity, 9 months ago, $150.

Razer Kraken TE THX, 9 months ago, $100.

Total Price for me: $2,285 USD (rounded up) Update 1 Total: $2,360 USD Update 2 Total: $2,590 USD Update 3 Total: $2,618.85 USD

I will do small upgrades in the future that won't impact performance much, if at all, and I will overclock soon.

The piece of wood in between the GPU and one of the intake fans, is a temporary solution for not having a GPU brace.

The wire going into my current case from another case (Picture #6) is another temporary solution because the power switch on my current case does not work.

Temps. according to NZXT CAM software while in 18 degrees celsius room.

Load temps. are max temps. during CPU-Z Stress test, and Heaven Benchmark 4.0 max settings 2560x1440 for 30 minutes.

Update 1 10/16/2019~ish I no longer need my second case for a power switch. I bought the Corsair Commander Pro to replace the Deepcool FH-10 so I could control fan rpm. I couldn't plug in the usb 3.0 from the front io into my motherboard, because the middle fan on the bottom would block it from plugging in. To fix that I bought two 90 degree usb 3.0 adapters so the wire would not interfere with the fan. Little did I know, the hole where I was planning to plug it in cuts off in the middle of the adapter. So I still cannot use the 2 usbs at the front.

Update 2 1/9/2020 I got a second monitor (Acer ET241Y), and a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb for Christmas. I use the Acer in portrait mode on my main setup, and I use it as my second setup's monitor at tourneys. I use the 970 as my boot drive now, so no more SanDisk Z410 in my main. Surprisingly enough the 970 did not change my boot time. My boot time is still 16-17 seconds into bios, and I don't know why. Also I finally installed the gpu brace that came with the case, so my intake fan no longer has to hold it up with a piece of wood. There are some sucky parts about it though. There was a battery in the way of where you are supposed to put it on the motherboard, so I asked my dad to cut part of it so I could put it on. After he did that I realized the washers that came with the case are not big enough to hold it high enough off the board. So I ended up using long standoff screws, that are long enough so that it wouldn't be able to touch the battery if my dad didn't cut it. 2nd kinda sucky thing about it is that it doesn't hold the gpu up as well as the piece of wood did by a whole .5 degrees. It makes the sag way more noticeable, which makes me think this will also be a temporary solution lol.

small update I setup my second computer and it's bios time is 8 Seconds with the SanDisk Z410, and my main is 16-17 seconds with the Samsung 970 Evo Plus. I just though that was really cool.

Update 3 1/26/2020 I got a UpHere GPU brace so I 100% don't need the piece of wood anymore. I got USB Hub to take care of the USB front io issue.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

How is the VIOTEK monitor working out, Im thinking about getting it and I was wondering if there is anything negative about it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the very late reply. I think the VIOTEK monitor is pretty good. The only real negatives I can think of are the speakers, and the bezels looking thicker then some may like. The speakers have no bass, and are very quiet, but I think they are usable if you have literally no alternative. The bezels themselves are less then half a centimeter, but there is black in between the bezels and the pixels that extends it to 1 centimeter. Also there are some dead pixels but I don't notice them in regular use.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build for such a low price! I love the rgb =)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the VIOTEK monitor good? Are there any dead pixels? How are the colors and brightness?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late reply. I think the VIOTEK monitor is good. There are some dead pixels but I don't notice them in regular use. The colors and brightness are good. I haven't calibrated it yet, but I'm fine with how it is right now.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's OK! That sounds good overall! Are the viewing angles just as bad as any TN monitor or is it better in some aspect?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I don't think I can compare it that well to other TNs, sense I've only seen one other TN ever. The colors on the other TN I saw would go inverted if you were not looking at it dead on. I think the viewing angles are good, its only bad if you look at it from below the center of the monitor imo. In this video at 2:55 and at 4:12 he shows the viewing angles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2WP5nLFMk8 Sorry for the bad answer lol.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome, hope you like the monitor.